Poll

Battle the Outbreak

What steps have you taken to protect your horse during the recent West Nile virus (WNV) outbreak?

Vaccinated for WNV
53%
354
Limited exposure to mosquitoes through management practices
6%
43
Researched WNV by talking with my vet, reading articles on TheHorse.com, attending webinars, etc.
3%
21
All of the above
31%
207
Nothing, WNV was not a problem in my area
6%
42

Total votes cast: 667

Comments & Write-in Answers

I believe my 4 yr. old mare had WNV and she made a full recovery with support.

11/5/2012 6:50:36 AM

Had a Tb get WNV while in Florida - survived with some neurological deficits

11/4/2012 7:47:56 PM

Only did vax for the young horses this year. Very low mosquito population this year (I saw two.)

11/2/2012 6:51:27 PM

I did everything everyone said to do, but lost my Thoroughbred 2 wks after treatment

11/1/2012 5:45:14 PM

don't believe in vaccines they are toxic

11/1/2012 4:24:28 PM

Have vaccinated for WNV for years

11/1/2012 10:29:41 AM

thank you for this interest

10/31/2012 8:06:17 PM

It is not a huge problem in my area, but you can never be too careful!

10/31/2012 6:56:16 PM

almost no mosquitoes here,to hot and dry

10/31/2012 5:58:58 PM

Not having the horses out at high mosquito times

10/31/2012 11:59:38 AM

Any horses we had going to a different 'area' were given a WNV booster as a precaution.

10/31/2012 10:43:02 AM

vaccinated, dump all standing water, goldfish in water trough,

10/31/2012 10:27:43 AM

We lost a beautiful healthy 10yo Arab gelding before the vaccine. Please improve efficacy

10/31/2012 8:14:37 AM

Knew a horse that contracted it. One sick puppy. Touch and go! Survived! Wouldn't wish it on any ho

10/31/2012 7:20:27 AM

vaccinate 2 times a year

10/30/2012 9:01:08 PM

To not vaccinate is just stupid!

10/30/2012 7:53:49 PM

Better to be safe!!! All done except attending a Webinar.

10/30/2012 7:44:25 PM

My younger horses get vaccinated....the older ones do not leave the property.

10/30/2012 7:05:12 PM

No utbreak here, thank goodness, but I still always vaccinate for protection.

10/30/2012 6:47:34 PM

My animals were vaccinated in the spring but we did not have the problem here.

10/30/2012 6:46:16 PM

In AZ desert we have summer storms, mosquitoes, & a chance for WNV, so take all steps necessary!

10/30/2012 6:41:00 PM

give the WNV shot every spring and try to minimize mosquito/fly environment all the time

10/30/2012 6:23:30 PM

By the time they discover the disease is around you can already be infected. Its easy to misdiagnose

10/30/2012 6:15:23 PM

Drought in NV virtually no skeeters this year

10/30/2012 6:09:04 PM

my horses are already vacc for it & i've researched it so didn't do anything extra

10/30/2012 3:19:50 PM

Our area has not been hit too hard this year, luckily

10/30/2012 2:57:47 PM

vaccinated 1 horse, other horse reacts badly to vaccines, so I also have mosquito management practic

10/30/2012 9:47:48 AM